The Boston Camerata
2013–14 In-town Concert Series
In the wake of our sold-out final Cambridge concert of 2012-13, I'm happy to announce an expanded intown concert series for our forthcoming, 59th subscription season.
We're proposing different early music programs, ranging across seven centuries.
Carmina Burana evokes student life and loves in the Middle Ages; the medieval tunes we'll sing are just as catchy – no, more I think – than the ones in the more modern oratorio with the same name.
Noël, Noel!, a Christmas program not heard intown in nearly a decade, and now augmented by our glorious wind band, will explore centuries of French music, vineing up north with thirteenth century revels at the Beauvais cathedral and ending up with fifes and drums from Renaissance Provence. And lots in between!
Portes du Ciel: A Medieval Easter, on April 13, continues the cycle originally commissioned from us in 2011 by the Reims Festival. This second concert turns to the seraphic sounds of women's voices, and a fantastic repertoire of spiritual song for the season.
For its final production of the season, Lovely Vine, on April 25, Camerata turns again to our American roots. The source is one of the rarest music books held by a Boston institution, the Harvard Musical Association's Christian Harmony (1805) by the wayward Vermont tavernkeeper and genius, Jeremiah Ingalls. Come listen, but also, come sing along!
And for 2014-5, we are delighted to announce our keynote event: The Play of Daniel (Beauvais, France circa 1200) in a new, contemporary production. More on this soon....
A note to Boston area friends: Our spring concert was sold out, with a line out the door, and a waiting list. We suggest you subscribe now for 2013-14, to assure yourselves of preferred seating for a season of wonderful music, with no inconveniences.
Looking forward to seeing you at our concerts!
Lovely Vine: Jeremiah Ingalls and the American Folk Hymn
The concert includes a special group of rare Shaker songs, mainly from unpublished manuscript sources in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.